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The BP Trial-What’s at Stake for the Gulf in Phase 2?

9/30/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

If it seems like BP has aggressively shirked responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster since the day the rig exploded, it’s because the company has been doing just that. Today, BP takes its full-court press back to federal …

Sage and native grasses surround this barn, with the Grand Tetons in the background. Photo by Dawn Wilson, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant.

Weekly News Roundup- September 27, 2013

9/27/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? It’s flu season for ‘ewe.’  For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases-including pneumonia-are a huge problem. Plant your own “Mother Willow!” Help NWF and Disney Junior plant 5,000 trees for wildlife. From …

oiled sea turtle after the BP oil disaster (photo credit NOAA)

Fudging the Numbers: BP’s History of Lying about the Spill

8/29/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Exactly how much oil was released into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP disaster? Billions of dollars of Clean Water Act penalties are at stake—and a large portion of the money available for restoration. Perhaps it comes as no surprise …

Weekly News Roundup- August 23, 2013

8/23/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Lobsters are feeling the heat and it’s not coming from being inside a pot. Read the blog about how climate change is affecting lobsters in Maine. Dragonfly or DragonSPY? Read this blog …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

What is Happening to the Gulf’s Blue Crabs?

8/22/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

Blue crabs are one of nature’s survivors. This tough little creature—whose scientific name Callinectes sapidus translates to “savory beautiful swimmer”—is a critical part of the Gulf’s food chain, eaten by a wide variety of species from the Kemp’s ridley sea …


Weekly News Roundup- August 16, 2013

8/16/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Drum roll please!  NWF’s  43rd Annual Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to…*opens the envelope* Bottlenose dolphin deaths continue. Why? Read the blog to see what you can do to help. What …

Dolphin mother and calf, Ocean Springs, MS. Three years after the oil disaster, dolphin calves are still being found dead at high rates.  Flickr photo by Juanma Carrillo.

Despite BP’s Claims, Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling

8/14/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley recently boasted in an interview, “The Gulf has bounced back really well. And I’d like to think that we played a big role.” The more than 900 bottlenose dolphins that have died since the spill …

A Kemp's ridley hatchling crawls towards the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: National Park Service

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Scramble to the Sea

8/5/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

Ever think the closest you might get to seeing a baby sea turtle would be watching Finding Nemo?  Well, during the summer in South Texas, hatchling releases at Padre Island National Seashore allow visitors to watch the sea turtle hatchlings …


Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

6/28/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes, the source of 20 percent …

BP and the Coast Guard have recently announced an end proactive patrols of the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Photo by Corey Balazowich.

40,000-Pound Tar Mat Reminds Us the Oil Spill is Not Over

6/27/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

CNN is reporting that a 165-foot by 65-foot tar mat has been found in shallow water off a Louisiana barrier island beach. While the tar mat is ‘only’ 15 percent oil and 85 percent sand, shells and water, the entire …